Since 1999 members of Pantone have chosen a color for the following year, naming it the Color of the Year. As the “the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards,” Pantone representatives release a statement at the end of the year announcing the color for the upcoming year, giving reasons for choosing the particular color.
Halfway into the year, it’s great to pull together images to show of the use of Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald. It has shown up on walls, throw pillows, benches, nurseries, and any other design imaginable. Here are some examples found on Pinterest: